The lost land of opportunity

04/23/2014 4:04 PM

04/24/2014 9:08 AM

Re "U.S. middle class loses ground 'round the world" (April 23): The land of opportunity and the home of the strongest middle class no longer exist in this country. The slow stagnation of working American wages has resulted in the rest of the world surpassing us. Since the Supreme Court has made it clear that money is speech and the more money you have, the better you’re heard, Congress is being subverted by the influx of money from millionaires and billionaires.

As long as we continue to elect those who want to line the pockets of the wealthy by taking from the poor and middle class, we will continue to reduce average Americans' standard of living. We’re just as productive as those other countries, but the profits go into the pockets of the upper 1 percent. We’re truly a nation of the rich, by the rich and for the rich.

-- Marlene Aderman, Roseville

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